Wild Composting (Part 2)

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Filed under: Education, Sustainability

Kian, Nolan and Lucas, our EDSET intern students from Albany High School, continue their work on the wetland regrading project. We buried invasive old Acacia baileyiana branches  with mud from the newly created wetland and gravel from infill of the creek. This method accomplishes several things; regrading  a path area with materials originating on site; reducing the waste stream by reusing the branches as fill; the branches will break down and act as organic matter for conditioning the soil; the clay mud is removed from the wetland providing breeding grounds for the Pacific Chorus Frog; and the gravel is cleared from the channel that is clogging the flow of the creek .